'Bridgerton' Season 2 shuts down production a second time after another positive coronavirus test

'Bridgerton' Season 2 shuts down production a second time after another positive coronavirus test

07/18/2021

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Netflix’s steamy hit series, “Bridgerton,” was forced to halt production for the second time this week due to a positive COVID-19 test, per Deadline. The series first paused filming for 24 hours on it’s UK set Thursday after a crew member tested positive, then resumed on Friday.

By Saturday production was suspended indefinitely following a second positive test result. Netflix has not revealed who tested positive, whether it was a cast or crew member.

According to Deadline’s report, Netflix has strict testing protocols on set.

The United Kingdom reported it’s highest number of COVID-19 cases in over six-months on July 16, per Reuters. Data revealed that there were 51,780 cases on Thursday, up from 48,553 as the highest daily count on Jan. 15.

‘Bridgerton’ shut down production on Season 2 following another positive coronavirus test.
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The UK’s vaccinated health secretary, Sajid Javid, revealed he had tested positive for COVID-19 on Saturday.

“Bridgerton” was a huge hit for Netflix upon its Christmas Day release in 2020, reaching a record 82 million households in just one month. The series, which blasted stars Phoebe Dynevor and Regé-Jean Page into the spotlight, was nominated for 12 Emmy Awards — including Best Actor in A Drama and Best Drama.

Sadly, fans of the series will not be seeing much of Best Actor nominee Page in the second season.

The actor, who played Regency-era bad boy, the Duke of Hastings, revealed he would not be returning for the show’s new season. Though Page claimed his departure from the show was amicable, Page Six exclusively learned that “creative differences” were the real reason behind the split.

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